Narrative Voices: "The Rhetoric of Fiction" by Wayne C. Booth

The Rhetoric of Fiction - Wayne C. Booth

(Original Review, 1981-03-28)

When Booth came up with the idea of the "unreliable narrator," he wasn't speaking to writers; he was reminding critics and teachers and readers in general of something every decent writer of fiction has always known: that a narrator is a voice, and a voice is a character, and is still a character - a created fictional person - whether it has a name or is just an apparently omniscient intermediary.



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